OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Green social dialogue: Building a just transition in Bangladesh

Feb 19, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM


Organised by: Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), Ethical Trading Initiative Bangladesh (ETI BD), Etisk handel Norge (Ethical Trade Norway) The readymade garment sector is a major economic and CO2 driver in Bangladesh, constituting 81% of its exports and 15.4% of its emissions, along with 2.5 billion liters of polluted wastewater annually and considerable air pollution. The Government of Bangladesh, and local and international business, are committed to the transition toward net-zero and a climate resilient industry. The changes necessary may negatively impact workers, particularly if a functional social dialogue mechanism does not exist. This session explores the role of social dialogue in achieving a just transition in Bangladesh, with lessons learned and practical examples from our guest panel. Watch session on replay

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